Lisburn Distillery manager Tim McCann hopes to beat weather and the odds


Tim McCann is hoping Lisburn Distillery can defy the weather and the odds as they look to boost their Premiership survival hopes on Tuesday night.

Persistent snowfall has threatened to postpone the Whites’ home clash with Portadown for the second time in a week.

Distillery remain rooted to the bottom of the Danske Bank Premiership following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Coleraine.

The embattled New Grosvenor outfit are four points adrift of Donegal Celtic as their basement struggles continue this season.

McCann hopes Tuesday’s game survives the elements and gets the go-ahead.

“It doesn’t look too good, but I really want to get out there and get another game,” McCann said.

“We want to try and bounce back from Saturday and try and get three points on the board.

“Saturday was bitterly disappointing because once again it was individual errors which cost us.

“It wasn’t a 3-1 game. We hit the post and had another chance cleared off the line in the last 15 minutes. I really think we could have claimed a draw.

“But I am getting fed up with mistakes costing us games. You can drill the players and coach them as best you can, but you can’t legislate for individual errors.”

McCann will be without Aaron Trainor (suspended) and Aaron Boyd (thigh injury) for Tuesday’s game.

“We have a few wee niggles and knocks, and maybe some of the lads need a rest,” McCann said.

“But we don’t have a game this weekend because of the League Cup final and I don’t want to be waiting over a week for our next game.

“We want to get back out there.”